Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man for allegedly trying to stick somebody up right in the lobby of the Forest Hills Orange Line stop last night.
According to police, William Ambroult, 40, approached a man in the lobby and showed "what the victim believed to be a handgun and demanded the victim turn over his money."
Police say the victim ran and... Read more
The state announced today it will start replacing T maps with a new version designed by Michael Kvrivishvili, an interactive and graphic designer from Moscow:
The new maps will first be placed in the Orient Heights Blue Line station when it reopens early next year and the new Assembly Square Orange Line station when it opens in late 2014.
Kvrivishvili's entry was one of... Read more
Mr. Eggcorn reports this car on South Huntington Avenue was hit at least three times today by other cars sliding on the trolley tracks, driven by people who don't realize why that's not a good idea, at least, not until it's too late.
Happens all the time when it rains.
Unfortunately for him, he wasn't able to figure out how to start the vehicle, parked at Silver Line Way in South Boston around 10 p.m. Or at least, that's how police were describing it on their radio as the incident unfolded.
Transit Police report arresting a Boston man on charges he groped a woman on a Red Line train around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
Police say officers responded to Central Square, where they found the woman who said she'd been attacked, and who then pointed out the suspect, still on the train:
Other passengers who witnessed the Assault also came forward and positively identified the perpetrator... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Mohammad Noor, 27, on charges he beat up a worker at the Roxbury Crossing Orange Line stop on Sept. 20 when told he had to take an argument with another man outside the station.
According to police, Noor reacted to the request by punching the 69-year-old worker in the face until he dropped to the ground - and then kicked... Read more
Look who John Gates ran into on the Green Line tonight.
City and state officials today announced a series of traffic-improvement steps to keep the burgeoning Innovation District from choking on its own success, ranging from the mundane - better lane markers on the Moakley Bridge - to a new ferry service between East Boston and South Boston, scheduled to start sometime next year.
The city will use a $1.3 million federal grant to help pay... Read more
Busing between Montserrat and Prides Crossing on the Newburyport/Rockport Line due to the strike at near South Thissel Street around 9:50 a.m. The MBTA reports:
A railroad trespasser was struck by an inbound commuter rail train in Beverly. The incident did not occur at a station nor a crossing. The trespasser was on the tracks in a wooded area. Train #114 has about 90 passengers... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a man they say beat a woman on a Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing last month "sim5ply because she wanted to sit down in a location that was in close proximity to her attacker and asked if he could move over slightly."
Steven Colla, 51 and white, also used a racial epithet during his beating of the black woman... Read more
UPDATE: Now there are problems on the Orange Line, where somebody managed to get his foot stuck between a train and the platform at North Station.
It's Dead Train Day on the Red Line. And it's so bad, the MBTA has broken out a rare "severe" delay warning.
Among those affected: Alexandra Elizabeth, who sent out a tweet for help around 8:30:
Hoooray. The... Read more
UPDATE, 12:10 p.m.: The MBTA reports three of the four have turned themselves in - they walked into Transit Police HQ just as Supt. Joseph O'Connor was briefing the media on the case. More to come.
Transit Police report a man and his 14-year-old daughter were beaten by four men on a Blue Line train around 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 18.
After repeatedly punching... Read more
As LifeLesson617 noticed in Grove Hall, the T did a better job of relocating bus stops along "key" bus routes than it did putting up signs alerting riders and drivers to just where those new stops are.
This is what happens when the MBTA changes bus stops that been parking for 100+ years.... Read more
And tries to convince another guy to buy them - and when the guy expresses some skepticism, says he'll also throw in the garbage can and an 18-pack of Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper.
Unfortunately for William Jones, 51, of South Boston, the other guy turned out to be an undercover Transit Police detective working the Andrew beat, as undercover Transit Police detectives are... Read more
Happened Wednesday night, Boston Metro reports.
Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who attacked another man on a Blue Line train entering Revere Beach on Sept. 17 after the two had had an argument at Maverick.
He's described as Hispanic, 30-35, about 5'7" with a heavy build and black hair.
If you see him, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
A dead train at Park coupled with a medical emergency means Green Line commuters are not smiling this morning.
And the sixth train just went by and I'm still on the platform. 17 yrs commuting on... Read more
A rider on an 80 bus sent the driver to the hospital with bruises when he attacked her last night, according to Transit Police.
Police say the alleged attacker, about 60, will received a summons to appear in court for the incident, around 7:10 p.m. near 456 Medford St.
Jesse Haley happened by the bus just as the man ran out:
MBTA has... Read more
The driver of a 34E bus was forced to pull over on Washington Street near the West Roxbury Parkway around 6:45 p.m. yesterday when a passenger began attacking a seat. An MBTA supervisor's report states:
After a customer reported there was a man sitting in the middle of the bus stabbing a seat with a pair of scissors and putting the scissors up to his... Read more
Reed captured the scene at Park Street at the height of rush hour today when the Red Line was delayed because, hey, it's Friday on the Red Line. This left him plenty of time to put together a panoramic view.